Courses Offered to Members Only
Below is a list of courses available exclusively to RxA members.
Only pharmacists registered with the Alberta College of Pharmacy with active RxA memberships may take the following courses.
Happily After GBS – Our Story of Survival and Recovery
At the age of twenty-six, less than three weeks after giving birth to her first child, Holly Frances was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a rare autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system. After four months in the hospital, intense physiotherapy,…Go To Course
Balancing Social Media in the Pharmacy Space
It’s All About The Clot (Coming soon)
Join Clinical Practice Lead Pharmacist Kirsten George-Phillips as she describes how to assess the appropriateness of single or dual antiplatelet therapy for a patient with stroke/TIA and helps you to recognize how antithrombotic therapy is managed for a patient that “fails” antiplatelet therapy. In this course she also helps you to…Go To Course
The Dawn of a New Era in Vaccinology
Join Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Houghton for this non-accredited presentation, The Dawn of a New Era of Vaccinology. Dr. Houghton was the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology from 2010-2018 and is the Li Ka Shing Professor of Virology at the University of Alberta where he is also the Director of…Go To Course
Get Off Your APA! – Module 1
Join pharmacist Diane Crandall in Module 1 of this four module series as she provides a general overview of additional prescribing authorization (APA) and the elements that are required to obtain your APA. She describes the key components, definitions and relevant practice standards. Reviewed by: Zahra Ghotbi PharmD, BSGP, CRE,…Go To Course
What to Expect When You’re Done Expecting: Tips for New Moms
Do you get questions from new Moms? If so, join pharmacist Dr. Adrienne Lindblad, as she discusses the safety and efficacy of domperidone for increasing milk production and cabbage for breast engorgement. She briefly reviews the evidence regarding postpartum mood disorders and the evidence for the use of oral contraceptives in lactating women.…Go To Course
The Role of Healthy Sleep in Chronic Disease Risk Reduction
In this course, Dr. Chris Carruthers discusses the importance of healthy sleep for your heart, immune system, cognition, learning, mental health, weight and safety. She will explain the effects of healthy sleep on chronic disease and recommend how patients can improve their sleep. Course Reviewers: Katie Koshney BScPharm,…Go To Course
Prescribing for Acne, Allergic Rhinitis and Nail Fungus
Join pharmacist and pharmacy owner Carlene Oleksyn as she talks about three common conditions that pharmacists encounter in their practice. Prescribing for acne, allergic rhinitis and nail fungus provides new opportunities for pharmacists to use their additional prescribing authority but also presents challenges in encompassing patient assessment and prescribing opportunities…Go To Course
The Yearly Booster Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program 2021-2022
Join pharmacist Jason Kmet as he discusses the epidemiology of influenza and describes the vaccines for administration in the 2021-2022 influenza immunization program. He describes the policies and procedures, rules, and regulations for the publicly funded influenza vaccine program in Alberta. He also provides information about references and resources available…Go To Course
Get Off Your APA! Modules 1-4
Join pharmacist Diane Crandall as she provides an overview of the requirements the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) wants you to include as part of your comprehensive package for submission for Additional Prescribing Authority (APA). This 4 module course goes into detail on how to successfully complete each component of the APA application form. …Go To Course
COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Hesitancy
In this course pediatric specialist physician, Dr. Cora Constantinescu, outlines the contraindications, precautions, and side effects of COVID-19 vaccines available in Canada [current up to March 5, 2021]. She describes potential hesitancy around the COVID-19 vaccine and outlines a communication framework to use in practice. Additionally, she will help dispel common myths and…Go To Course
Get Off Your APA! – Module 4
Join pharmacist Diane Crandall in this final module as she outlines how to successfully complete each component of the ACP APA application form. This module completes a comprehensive overview outlining how to obtain your APA from the Alberta College of Pharmacy. Reviewed by: Zahra Ghotbi PharmD, BSGP, CRE, APA …Go To Course
Pharmacy Robbery in Alberta
Join Constable Anthony Thompson of the Calgary Police Service and Detective Walter Kubrak of the Edmonton Police Service, in a previously recorded session (July 2021), as they describe the pharmacy robbery situation in Alberta. In this session, they will discuss steps to mitigate future occurrences of robbery. This course has…Go To Course
Appropriate Prescribing and Deprescribing
In this course, pharmacist Safia Khalfan outlines the community pharmacist’s role in the appropriate prescribing and deprescribing of medication. Safia outlines the role the pharmacist can have in addressing current health system issues related to medications by identifying polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications. She discusses how to encourage patients and…Go To Course
Get Off Your APA! – Module 2
Join pharmacist Diane Crandall as she describes the process of preparing to obtain your advanced prescribing authorization (APA). In this module, she provides an overview of the case requirements that the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) wants you to include as part of your comprehensive package for submission to ACP for Additional Prescribing…Go To Course
The Pharmacists Approach to Penicillin Allergy in the Community (Coming soon)
When your patients tell you they have a beta-lactam or sulfonamide allergy, do you know what hypersensitivity syndromes and rashes are associated with those allergies? In this course, pharmacist Jackson Stewart will help you to describe these issues and outline how you can determine the risk of IgE-mediated reactions in patients…Go To Course
Improving the Experience for Sexual and Gender Minority (LGBTQ2S+) People
In this session, Marni Panas explores how to better work with, support, communicate with, and advocate for patients, colleagues, family and friends who identify as sexual or gender diverse (LGBTQ). Course Reviewers: Diane Crandall BScPharm, RPh, CD, CTE, APA Jill Yates-DeVries BScPharm, RPh, CDE, CTE …Go To Course
Helping Everyday Folks Give Up Smokes
In this presentation, pharmacist Todd Prochnau provides an overview of Tobacco Use Disorder and the various pharmacological and non-pharmacological aids available to patients trying to quit using tobacco. This presentation also provides an overview of the development and implementation of a patient centered tobacco reduction program. Course Reviewers: Yasir…Go To Course
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Combined Vaccine For Pregnant Women Pharmacy Immunization Program – 2020
In this course, pharmacist Betty Golightly will help you to understand diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and the relevant recommendations for dTap vaccination in pregnancy. © 2020 Alberta Pharmacists’ Association. This material is protected by Canadian and other international copyright laws. All rights reserved. This material may not be…Go To Course
COPD Inhalers in Elderly Patients (Coming Soon)
Join pharmacist Dr. Mariez Morcos as she discusses the use of inhalers in elderly patients who have COPD. In this course, Dr. Morcos will summarize the updates in the 2020 GOLD Clinical Practice Guidelines on Pharmacotherapy in Patients with COPD. She also outlines how to assess and select the appropriate inhaler(s) for…Go To Course
Get Off Your APA! – Module 3
Finding Answers Module 11: Frequent Dispensing Policy – Appendix C of the Agreement
Pharmacists are required to comply with the Alberta Blue Cross Pharmaceutical Services Provider Agreement (Agreement) when submitting electronic claims to Alberta Blue Cross for drug benefits. Join pharmacist Farouk Haji as he talks about Appendix C of the Agreement, which sets the rules for the Frequent Dispensing Policy implemented on May, 2018. …Go To Course
Pneumococcal: The Disease, Vaccines and Newly Publicly Funded Program
In this course, pharmacist Betty Golightly will help you to understand pneumococcal disease , the epidemiology, and relevant recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination. Course Reviewers: Colette Benbow BScN, RN, CCHN(C) Dan Reich BScPharm, PharmD © 2020 Alberta Pharmacists’ Association. This material is protected by Canadian and…Go To Course
COVID-19: Epidemiology and Vaccines
This session looks at anaphylaxis, its causes and how it presents in patients. Pharmacist Betty Golightly outlines how to administer epinephrine via auto-injector. The course also includes a review of Bill 201 – the Protection of Students with Life-Threatening Allergies Act and how pharmacists can support schools to comply with this…Go To Course
General Principles of Patient Assessment
In this course, Dr. Sherif Mahmoud describes the role of patient assessment in pharmacy practice. He describes the steps of chronic disease assessment with respect to history, physical, and laboratory findings. He also outlines how to apply assessment skills to identify and prioritize drug therapy problems using a patient-centred approach. …Go To Course
Courses Offered to Non-Members
Below is a list of courses available to non-members.
Only pharmacists registered with the Alberta College of Pharmacy may take the following courses.
The Yearly Booster Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Program 2021 – 2022
This course provides an overview of the policies and procedures for pharmacists participating in the delivery of Alberta’s publicly funded influenza vaccine for the 2021-2022 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Join pharmacist Jason Kmet as he discusses the rules, regulations, standards, products and resources pharmacists need to be familiar with to deliver influenza immunization.
Presented by Jason Kmet BSP, APA, Certificate in Travel Health
CCCEP Program #: 8007-2021-3296-I-P
Accreditation Period: September 07, 2021 – September 06, 2022
Non-Member Fee: $100.00
Pneumococcal: The Disease, Vaccines and Newly Publicly Funded Program
In January 2019, pharmacists were given access to publicly funded pneumococcal vaccines to vaccinate people 65 years of age and older. During this session, Betty helps you to understand this disease and the relevant recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination.
Presented by Betty Golightly B.Sc. Pharmacy, RPh, FTM (RCPHS-Glasgow), ISTM™
CCCEP Program #: 8007-2018-2612-I-P
Accreditation Period: November 16, 2018 – November 10, 2021
Non-Member Fee: $75.00
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Combined Vaccine For Pregnant Women Pharmacy Immunization Program
This session will help you to understand diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, and the relevant recommendations for dTap vaccination in pregnancy in light of pharmacists receiving access in January 2019 to publicly funded dTap vaccine.
Presented by Betty Golightly B.Sc. Pharmacy, RPh, FTM (RCPHS-Glasgow), ISTM™ and Heather Scarlett-Ferguson BSP, RPh, MEd, EdD
CCCEP Program #: 8007-2018-2622-I-P
Accreditation Period: November 25, 2019 – November 24, 2021
Non-Member Fee: $50.00
Get Off Your APA! Your Guide to Applying for APA
Join Diane Crandall in this four-module course as she provides an overview of the requirements that the Alberta College of Pharmacy (ACP) wants you to include as part of your comprehensive package for submission to ACP for Additional Prescribing Authority (APA). Diane provides a general overview of APA, case requirements, case assessment and reviews the application form.
Presented by Diane Crandall BScPharm, RPh, APA, CDE, CTE
CCCEP Program #: 8007-2019-2822-I-P
Accreditation Period: May 27, 2020 – May 25, 2022
RxA Member Fee: $200 + GST = $210.00
Non-Member Fee: $400 + GST = $420.00
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As a resource for your annual professional portfolio, RxA has compiled a complete list of learning activities offered during the July 2020 – June 2021 membership period.
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